Thermodynamics of Non-Equilibrium Processes

Course code

MLF7108.LT

old course code

MLF7108

Course title in Estonian

Mittetasakaaluliste protsesside termodünaamika

Course title in English

Thermodynamics of Non-Equilibrium Processes

ECTS credits

6.0

Assessment form

Examination

lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

Course aims

The course will give students an advanced picture about thermodynamics and statistical physics and their mutual connections.

Brief description of the course

Elementary survey of the transition phenomena in gases. The Boltzmann kinetic equation. Local equilibrium and conservation laws. Basic equation of hydrodynamics. Transition phenomena in metals. Classical and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Local formulation of the second principle of thermodynamics. Equations of balance of mass, momentum and entropy. Basics of quasi equilibrium theory of fluctuations. Linear nonequilibrium processes. Onsager relations. Thermo-diffusion, thermo-electric and thermo-mechanical phenomena. Curie principle. Biological membranes. . Chaos and Fractals.

Learning outcomes in the course

Upon completing the course the student:

In-depth understanding of the thermodynamics and statistical physics, and their mutual relationship;

Understanding non-equilibrium thermodynamic processes and theories. Skill to apply the basic principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics analysis of the integrated nature of scientific problems;

Thermodynamic processes associated with daily living skills and school physics.

In-depth understanding of the thermodynamics and statistical physics, and their mutual relationship;

Understanding non-equilibrium thermodynamic processes and theories. Skill to apply the basic principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics analysis of the integrated nature of scientific problems;

Thermodynamic processes associated with daily living skills and school physics.

Teacher

prof Romi Mankin

Prerequisite course 1

Prerequisite course 2